Wait a minute...

Are you sure you want to skip setting up credit card payments?

Without it, your fundraising potential is limited.


Setup a PayPal Business Account

Make it awesome...

Your title says a lot...state your
cause or goal clearly!


We recommend your title contains 10 to 35 characters

We suggest a single sentence about your campaign with 35 character max. Speak to your audience.

Make it awesome...


The campaign title displays in all e-mails and posts about your campaign...make it resonate with potential contributors.

Plumfund organizers who thoughtfully present their story, experience much higher contribution rates.


Campaign Updated!

Great are on your way to to being a professional fundraiser!

Make it awesome...

An image is worth 1000 contributions...

We recommend your title contains 10 to 35 characters

Images should be at least 850x550 and 100KB in size. Please only use images that you have the rights to.

Make it awesome...


A compelling photo really grabs potential contributors.

Plumfund campaigns with a clear photo of the goal or beneficary get higher contribution rates.


Campaign Updated!

Great are on your way to to being a professional fundraiser!

Make it awesome...

Write a thoughtful message.


We recommend your title contains 10 to 35 characters

We suggest at least three sentences about your campaign, with 500 characters max. Speak to your audience.

Make it awesome...


A clearly written message really grabs your audience.

Plumfund campaigns that tell a compelling story experience much higher contribution rates.


Campaign Updated!

Great are on your way to a successful campaign!

Invite Supporters...

Invite 10 of your most influential contacts to jump-start your campaign (separated by commas)

Invite Supporters...


Wait...this is seriously important...

Invite 10 of your most influential contacts to jump-start your campaign.


Invites Sent


Share On Facebook

Help children at Joan's orphanage

Share On Facebook


Sharing on Facebook is a great way to jump-start your campaign. It appeals to friends and family, and they can share with their networks, which in turn can help your campaign go "viral."

Trust should do it!


Shared to your
Facebook Friends!

Smart move...keep sharing this out to your Facebook network with updates and progress.

Share the link...

#GoTime its time to share it with the world!

Use this link to paste into e-mails or share on social networks anywhere!

You can also print out a poster of your campaign:


A charity fund forJoan Gono's orphanage

$4,915 given of $10,000 goal

Help children at Joan's orphanage

Started by: Alisha Horowitz


  • Website
    Post Campaign to a Blog/Website

Dear friends and family,

We’re celebrating 10 years! 10 years of helping children at Joan Gono’s orphanage in N’Zérékoré, Guinea, not only survive, but thrive. In recognition of this 10th year, we’re aiming to raise $10,000. Help us reach our goal!

Thanks to generous donors like you, Joan has been able to provide a safe haven for dozens of orphaned or abandoned children in her West African community. Since we met in Guinea, in 2012, Joan has updated me regularly on the children. This frequent contact and our annual fundraiser continue to keep the urgency of Joan’s mission alive for me.

Your donations go far in supporting the orphanage, ensuring that the children’s basic needs are met, while also improving their overall quality of life. This year’s photos show the children thriving under Joan’s watchful and loving care. I hope you’ll join me again in supporting this meaningful cause.


This year, Joan welcomed one new baby, a boy named Paul, to her orphanage family. When Paul’s mother died within months of giving birth, relatives brought him to Joan. She tells me that Paul is growing strong in the orphanage’s nurturing environment, and enjoys playing and laughing with the other children.

The orphanage supports 30 children ranging in age from 21 months to 17 years old. Your contributions last year paid for the children’s food, health care and medicine, clothing, and education (including school fees and supplies)—all key to their continued well-being. Last year’s funds also helped pay for rent, transportation, and staff salaries. In addition, we contributed to connecting the orphanage to the town’s electricity, which is a great step, but now the building must be rewired to safely accommodate the increased power.


Whether you’re a long-time or first-time donor to this fundraiser, it is because of you that we’re able to continue helping Joan with the daily costs of keeping the children safe and healthy. And this year, the need is even more pressing. Costs have risen significantly, and still Joan receives no government funding and has only a limited income from running a small guest house. In addition to covering the necessities, Joan hopes this year’s funds will help with various building repairs, a water well, a car, and—to ensure connectivity and boost access to information—a satellite receiver.


Please join me again in supporting Joan’s orphanage. Your contribution—of any amount—makes a critical difference for these children. 100% of the money raised goes to maintaining and improving the place they call home. If you prefer to contribute through Venmo, my Venmo is @Alisha-Horowitz and the last four numbers of my cellphone are 4311. Please leave a note that your contribution is for Joan’s orphanage.

Joan will follow the fundraiser online. If inspired, please share this appeal with your friends and family:

Joan and I send our heartfelt thanks for your generosity and best wishes to you this holiday season.

With endless gratitude,



Since 2008, Joan has ensured a better life and brighter future for more than 60 children whose lives were forever changed by the death of one or both parents or their inability to care for them. And since 2012, the year I met Joan in Guinea and visited her orphanage, we have helped to keep the orphanage safe and open.

Please note that this is not a U.S.-registered nonprofit, which means that you will probably not be able to deduct any contribution as a charitable deduction on your taxes. Check with your tax advisor for specifics.

Latest Update

No updates yet.

28 Supporters

  • First Last (Not First? Sign Out)

  • Ellen Rosen4 days ago
  • Anonymous4 days ago
  • Michele Burlot5 days ago Best wishes.
  • Margaret Miller5 days ago Thanks for sharing an update!
  • R Carey6 days ago
  • Diana Korsh6 days ago Best wishes.
  • Katherine Pickard6 days ago
  • Georgia Morrissey1 week ago
  • Lucy Kostelanetz1 week ago
  • Kristen Nutile1 week ago
  • Show 18 more supporters